Ricky Pacheco saw an opening and reacted. Sierra teammate David Reyes threw it in from the right sideline and connected with Pacheco, who quickly turned and knifed his way through the East Union defense. Pacheco set himself up at the top of the 18-yard line and had his eyes set on another opening. He delivered the ball low and inside of the right post to sneak the game-winning goal past keeper Joe Modesto in the ...
Sierra sent the message early on when middle blocker Jaslynn Liotard stuffed Sonora's star hitter, Hannah Blume, to close the host Timberwolves in 5-8 Monday.
TRACY - Depray Celestine threw the first blow and landed the finisher in Tracy's 35-20 victory over Manteca Friday at Wayne Schneider Stadium.
For 20 minutes, Lathrop, competing in its first varsity season without seniors, hung tough. But at the rate host Manteca was taking open shots during that stretch, a few were eventually bound to go in Thursday at Lincoln Park. The Buffaloes finally broke through late in the first half, finishing with 39 shots, 19 of them on target, in a 9-1 trouncing. Dallas Vasquez headed in the first of his two first-half goals, with the ...
EAST UNION (0-1) at BEAR CREEK (0-1) Kickoff: Friday, 7:15 p.m. Last year: 30-28, Bear Creek. Key matchup: East Union OL vs. Bear Creek DL/LBs. The Lancers were outstanding in the trenches vs. Beyer last week and were able to establish a balanced attack. Dominating the line of scrimmage would further develop confidence for the rest of the season. Closer look: In last year's meeting, EU yielded three scores over the final three ...
Margaux Sheehan gave 2008 Sierra High graduate Julie Shutler someone to shoot for. Sheehan visited then first-year Sacramento State women's head golf coach David Sutherland and the rest of the team last season. Sheehan set the standard of excellence for the program in 2007 when she led the Hornets to their first-ever Big Sky Conference championship. She wrapped up her decorated career that season with her name next to many program records, and the 2007 ...
Sierra has been a lights-out team in the second half of its games so far this season. But the second half never happened at host Manteca's Guss Schmiedt Field Tuesday. Why? The lights went out. The stadium lights began to intensify with roughly 10 minutes left in the first half, with Sierra ahead 1-0, but they abruptly shut off along with the scoreboard. Sierra head coach Jose Montes said he saw sparks and smoke coming ...
LATHROP - Considering how hotly contested the first three games were, the deciding fourth, clinched easily by visiting East Union 25-10, was somewhat of a downer.
LATHROP - Adjusting to varsity speed will be a challenge for seniorless Lathrop this season.
Bumping, setting and killing sounds easy enough, but it wasn't until Thursday's non-league match with visiting Franklin did Sierra make it look that way.
Brothers Marcel and Myles Romo have never had the chance to line up side by side while on the same football team.
RIPON - Bryant Macias twice crouched and buried his face into his hands in disappointment after botching wide-open goal-scoring opportunities when his Ripon Indians hosted Millennium of Tracy for a non-league match Tuesday at Mistlin Park.
One-hundred and thirteen girls representing eight schools, along with one mixed team, converged at Sierra High Friday for a three-hour long Manteca Unified Student Trust volleyball clinic ran by the Timberwolves' varsity squad.
Jose Montes makes it a point to throw his Sierra Timberwolves into the flame every preseason. Another rugged non-league schedule is letting him know what his team is made of and what it has to work on, and he saw the good, bad and the ugly in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to visiting small-school powerhouse Hilmar. The Timberwolves (2-4) both struggled and shined on every level of the pitch. The talent is there, but Montes said ...
Numbers aren't supposed to lie, but in this case they do. Despite outshooting visiting Turlock and, at times, dominating ball possession, East Union fell victim to some unlucky breaks and breakdowns on defense in its 4-3 preseason loss at Dino Cunial Field Thurday. The Lancers held a 19-10 advantage on shots and 5-1 on cornerkick opportunities. But Turlock made good on the few attempts it had, as Jesse Madrigal scored all three of his goals ...
STOCKTON - Senior grad night and the always-pesky Kimball softball team almost got the better of Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinal at Arnaiz Stadium.
That too-skinny and too-slow Nick Ortiz you used to know is now an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete.
LODI – Ripon Christian's Danny Vander Molen was handed the ball for just his third start of the season Friday night.
Phillip Herrera and Emmanuel Elijah opted not to join their senior classmates at Magic Mountain Thursday night.
LODI - Chandler Bengston woke up Central Catholic's bats with a loud two-run dinger that sparked a game-breaking, two-out rally.
Sierra High's 4x100 boys relay team broke the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV/V Meet record Tuesday on its home track.
STOCKTON - There was no fist pump. No twirl of the putter. Not even a smile cracked the face of the always even-keel Will Brink.
Sierra High has built it.
Manteca and Ripon Christian begin the Sac-Joaquin Section Division playoffs against familiar foes next week.
The road to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship appears to go through the Valley Oak League once again.
Ripon High's Zach Scudder and freshman Scott Tolman of Sierra are two of the favorites in today's Sac-Joaquin Section frosh-soph final in the 100-yard breast stroke.
RIPON - It was two years ago on this same field that four current Ripon Christian seniors experienced heartache.
Teammates turned rivals were recognized by the California Pacific Conference on Wednesday.
Ripon resident and Central Catholic senior Aimee Rose has signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Notre Dame de Namur University. She will major in kinesiology at the Belmont-based Catholic school.